outpatient

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noun, often attributive out·pa·tient \ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt\

Definition of outpatient

  1. :  a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment — compare inpatient

1715

First Known Use of outpatient

1715


OUTPATIENT Defined for English Language Learners

outpatient

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noun, often attributive out·pa·tient \ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt\

Definition of outpatient for English Language Learners

  • : a person who goes to a doctor's office or hospital for treatment but who does not spend the night there


Medical Dictionary

outpatient

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noun out·pa·tient \ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt\

Medical Definition of outpatient

  1. :  a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment—compare inpatient



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